Thursday, November 17, 2005

Israel's Next (Previous?) Enemy

Peretz said he hoped that an agreement on early elections would calm markets concerned at prospects of political turmoil as well as his pledges to roll back free-market reforms.

"I think that if we reach the Knesset on Monday with an agreement between the prime minister and myself, it will bring quiet to the political framework, it will calm the markets in Israel," he said. (Haaretz)

Roll-back free market reforms? And by "calm markets" I think he means "kill markets."


miriam said...

zev, when did you become such a market enthusiast? (not that there's anything wrong with that...)

NoFreeLunch said...

Never fear, the free-market reforms are a function of the wealth and attitudes in the private sector, not the other way around. Nobody's going to kill Israel's markets.
Thanks for posting on this most important of topics, Zev. :)